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CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces Application Process for Blockchain Task Force

8/27/2019

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Contact: Office of Communications, 850.413.2842, communications@myfloridacfo.com
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces Application Process for Blockchain Task Force

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announces the application process to serve as one of his three appointees to the Florida Blockchain Task Force. The task force will study if and how state, county, and municipal governments can benefit from a transition to a blockchain-based system for recordkeeping, data security, financial transactions, and service delivery and identify ways to improve government interaction with businesses and the public.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I’m proud that the Blockchain Task Force is established within the Florida Department of Financial Services. We will work to explore and develop a master plan for fostering the expansion of blockchain in our state and innovation will keep us at the forefront of this growing technological industry.”
 
The main focus of the task force is to identify the economic growth and development opportunities presented by blockchain technology. Appointees will assess the existing blockchain industry in the state and identify innovative and successful blockchain applications currently used by industry and other governments to determine viability for state level, as well as review workforce needs, and academic programs required to build blockchain technology expertise across all relevant industries.
 
Appointments to Florida Blockchain Task Force
The Chief Financial Officer must appoint three members from the public or private sector with knowledge and experience in blockchain technology. To apply, please download the Appointments Questionnaire and email it to Paige.Davis@myfloridacfo.com. The application process closes Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).